Nebraska football leaps into frontrunner status for 4-star RB

The Nebraska football team appears to be the team to beat for Jamarion Parker as most recruiting services see them as the team to beat.

Could Jamarion Parker be playing in Memorial Stadium soon?
Could Jamarion Parker be playing in Memorial Stadium soon? / David Madison/GettyImages

The Nebraska football team has some talented running backs on its roster. It would like quite a few more. It looks like the Huskers could poised to land one of the most talented running backs in the 2025 class by the end of the summer, the way things are going.

When Arkansas lost its running backs coach, it also lost the commitment of 4-star running back Jamarion Parker. It appears that the Razorbacks’ loss is about to be the Cornhuskers big gain, if the consensus among the recruiting analyst community is anything to go by.

On Wednesday morning, Parker saw a couple of different predictions all come in simultaneously with a Steve Wiltfong “Fong Bomb” being the most prominent. Wiltfong’s official prediction is that Parker will eventually commit to the Nebraska football team, giving the Huskers’ 2025 recruiting class a big boost.

Shortly after, Wiltfong was joined in his prediction by 247Sports analyst Allen Trieu who also sees Parker headed to the Huskers. 

It’s worth pointing out that two analysts from two different sites are not often putting in predictions so close together. Parker may have told them he would pull the trigger, and soon. 

Nebraska football leading the way for Jamarion Parker

While there is a long way until signing day, the Huskers getting the state of Missouri’s 3rd ranked player in the fold would be huge. Nebraska didn’t have a high school commit at running back in 2024, though it was able to add to the RB room with Dante Dowdell from the transfer portal.

The Nebraska football team is wanting to add some bodies to the room in the very near future with Emmett Johnson and Gabe Ervin looking like grizzled veterans despite not getting all that much time on the field because of so many moving parts in the last few years.

There is, as there always is in recruiting, a wrinkle here. While the Huskers might be the odds-on favorite to get a commitment from Jamarion Parker now, Alabama and USC have just started showing interest.

Neither school has offered yet, but if they officially enter the race, things will get interesting in a hurry. The Nebraska football team also has TCU to worry about. The Horned Frogs appear to be running behind at the moment, but that could change.